Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Happy Book Birthday to SMOKED

Hey all,

This happy day has been years in the making! The release day of SMOKED, the fiery conclusion to the SCORCHED trilogy. It's hard to believe, thinking back on it now, when I had the original idea of a dragon time-travel story - a Terminator with dragons, if you will - that we would come so far. Looking at the covers of the three books together now just makes me feel complete. 

Covers by Tony Sahara - isn't he so talented?

As a reader, I've always been a dragon lover and a lover of fantasy fiction. So to know I have, in some small way, added something to the genre? It's pretty much a dream come true. I owe a huge thanks to my publisher, Sourcebooks, for believing in this series and giving it such cool packaging and promotion and distribution. And another to Scholastic Book Fairs and Clubs for picking it up and offering it to their readers. 

And a special thanks to all the readers out there who took a chance on the series. There are SO MANY books out there--especially in the YA space right now. The fact that you chose mine is such an honor and a privilege. So THANK YOU. 

I'm looking forward to meeting lots of readers at DragonCon this weekend and others during upcoming book signings and events like Y'ALL Fest this fall. For those of you who can't make it to one of my events personally but still want a personalized autographed copy? I can hook you up. Just go to my storefront and place an order. Or email me at mari at marimancusi dot com. 

I may do a video later, but that's it for now! Thanks again!!

Once upon a time the world burned.
Until a girl and her dragon smothered the flame.
But the spark that ignited the apocalypse never went out.
And the scorch is about to begin...
When Team Dragon rescues Emmy from the government lab, they think the future is finally safe. But they soon discover that Emmy has a secret-a secret so dangerous it could trigger the very apocalypse Connor and Caleb were sent back in time to prevent.
As a dragon hunter, Connor has committed his life to saving the world. There's nothing he wouldn't do to complete his mission...even if it meant betraying his brother and losing Trinity's heart. Even if it meant doing the unthinkable.
But a desperate choice meant to prevent The Scorch, may be the spark that sets the world aflame once more.
The epic conclusion to the genre-bending Scorched series, which Melissa de la Cruz, New York Timesbestselling author of the Blue Bloods series, called "A heart-pounding, twisty, time-travel fantasy."

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